Items such as symlinks and junctions are backed up, and can therefore be restored, if they are included in the backup selection.
Note: Junctions will be included in the backup selection if their parent folder is included.
(For a full list of supported reparse points, please refer to this MSDN article.)
Simple hard links
When a hard link has been included in the backup, the data it points to is backed up.
Simple compressed files
These are files compressed by the operating system (unlike zip-type files) and are only restored in uncompressed form.
Simple encrypted files
These are files encrypted by the operating system and are only restored in unencrypted form.
- To prevent these files from being skipped during a backup, the Agent service must run as the same user that encrypted the files. See Article 418 on how to change service permissions.
- Once backed up, these files can be restored regardless of which user the Agent service is running as.
Simple sparse files
These files are restored consuming their full file size.